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Information Technology


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Director of IT Architecture - Eden Prairie, MN or Phoenix, AZ

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/2/2018

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a team of solution and technical architects that are responsible for creating large, complex technology solutions across the C&S business segment portfolio with a focus in Facets
  • Consult with senior leaders and/or external vendors on complex technology solution issues that may impact multiple integrated business organizations and/or applications
  • Ensure the alignment of technology solutions that enable, enhance or create business capabilities with the overall C&S technology strategy
  • Collaborate with the C&S business organization to understand their business problems and propose technology solutions to address those challenges
  • Lead and participate in the design of information and application architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicability
  • Provide stewardship in setting and governing standards and guidelines for defining business and system requirements as well as technology solutions and designs
  • Drive change and process improvement within the technology development and business organizations
  • Drive strategic and transitional planning of applications, information and business functions
  • Selling the C&S Product Architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results
  • Designing and leading the implementations of a segment Technology Architecture (reference architecture) based on business requirements and IT strategies, as well as being a champion to rectify gaps and pain points within the current state. Influencing the development, communication and implementation of the enterprise technology architecture
  • Building end-to-end solution plans that define the ideal and future state systems solution, scope of solution initiatives, solution delivery sequencing, assumptions and risks
  • Lead and maintain application architecture roadmaps in collaboration with business segment architects and domain product owners
  • Collaborate and align with business segment architects, domain product owners to develop and maintain application and domain architecture blueprints and roadmaps
  • Drive transformative, modern solutions using AI/ML, Big Data, Cloud Computing, etc that benefit C&S Segment

Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in IT
  • 5 + years of software product development or architecture experience working on Open source and/or commercially available software
  • 5+ years of experience in a large enterprise in an application or segment architectural leadership role
  • 3+ years of leading architect efforts or managing a team of architects
  • 3+ years of Facets & NetworX configuration and custom development experience is required. I want to SPLIT this into 2 bullet (2+ years)
  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing application & technology (solutions, infrastructure, security and data) architecture efforts
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Experience managing relationships and negotiating favorable outcomes with senior level business leaders
Primary Qualifications:
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent experiences
  • Experience using a leading architecture planning tool such as Alfabet, Troux or Mega
  • TOGAF certification
  • SAFe Agilist certification
  • Knowledge of the health care industry
  • Excellent collaboration skills and techniques to create innovative market leading solutions
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with vendors in system selection, cost negotiation, and the development of service level agreements
  • Knowledge of all components of technical architecture.
  • Thought leader with the ability to generate and drive adoption of innovative and transformative solutions
  • Ability to understand how to navigate in a complex organization and understand and explain the big picture
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



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